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speaker' post as well as his house seat at the end of october. also republican presidential candidate carly fiorina may have a bad case of stage fright after this. she was at a conference for women business owners in san antonio, texas and watch that. that large curtain backdrop collapses. so she antoine others were on stage. they huddled together. they shielded their heads. no one was hurt. fiorina returned to the podium and really picked up right where she left off. >> this morning new details after that deadly collision between a duck boat and a tour bus on a seattle bridge. the accident now claiming a fifth victim. a 20-year-old foreign student. the ntsb also revealing the duck boat did not have the an axel boat that it represented back in 2013. investigators had already found that the vehicle's left front axel had been sheered away though it's not clear how or when. and now to the death of another high school football player. the exact cause of death has yet
to be determined. star quarterback from new jersey died following a hard hit on field. abc's ron claiborne with more. >> reporter: the latest high school football fatality. 17-year-old evan murray, star quarterback for warren hills high school in new jersey. murray, number 18. seen here in a previous game, took a hard hit during a game friday night. staggered from the field, then collapsed on the sidelines. he died later at a local hospital. >> everyone cheers for him at football games. basketball, baseball. he's just a really good kid. >> reporter: so far this season, murray is the third high school player to die after an onfield football injury. football fatalities at all levels of the sport are rare, but high schoolers suffer catastrophic brain injuries at a rate 40% higher than college players. >> high school players may not have the same medical care as the college players. and there may be some anatomic factors. where the younger brain is more susceptible to bleed when there is a hit to the head.
>> reporter: it isn't known what killed evan murray. his teammates left grieving. an impromptu memorial outside the stadium where he played his last game. spectators say the hit that murray took did not seem to them specially hard, but we will not know if that was the blow that killed him until an autopsy is performed. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. we have new details in the case against six baltimore police officers investigated after of the death of freddie gray. the "baltimore sun" reporting that one officer warned floi cops that gray had asked for medical help while being transported in that police van. and that some of the officers reportedly suspected gray was faking his injuries to avoid going to jail. gray's spine wasnerly severed. all six officers have pleaded not guilty. also, it's sentencing day for the former new york prison worker who helped two convicted killers escape. joyce mitchell faces up to semp years in prison. under a plea deal she confessed
to providing hacksaw blades and other tools to richard matt and david sweat. they were on the loose for three weeks before matt was shot dead and sweat captured. in arizona, a music festival performance turned to chaos after fans rushed the stage knocking people down in the sudden crush. a fleet of ambulances were called in to treat the injured. at least nine of them taken to the hospital. abc's clayton sandell with the terrifying scene. >> reporter: for some of the 27,000 fans at the four-day summer ends music fest in tempe, arizona, a wild night ended very badly. carried away on stretchers. >> move up. >> people were getting hurt, people were falling down. >> reporter: shortly after hometown rockers rebelution took stage, the crowd began surging dangerously forward, nearly causing a stampede. >> everybody is pushing back and forth. and i saw this one girl go down. she started having a seizure. >> reporter: the show temporarily came to a halt to rescue fans from the crush. paramedics took nine people to the hospital.
>> one of the paramedics pulled me out because i couldn't get out. people started to lift me out trying to get me out. and i did, thankfully. >> reporter: the fire department says that many of the concert goers were drunk and dehydrated after a day in 105-degree heat. but with a much smaller crowd expected along with more security and paramedics, they're hoping cooler heads allow the show to go on. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. new developments in the emissions scandal at volkswagen. there's evidence the company went forward with software to cheat on diesel emissions tests despite several warnings. one report indicates a parts supplier told volkswagen eight years ago not to use the software. another report claims a vw technician raised concerns about illegal practices. and that was back in 2011. well, this should be a big week for tesla motors because tomorrow it will start to delivering its electric suv. the so-called model x is one of
the most highly anticipated vehicles to be launched in years. it features standard all wheel drive and two electric motors. if you want to order one, the model x is sold out until late next year. so the jordan spieth is back to being the world's number one golfer. it's another number though that's getting a lot of attention. first of all, he basically put on a clinic yesterday winning by four strokes. it was his fifth win of the season. raised his wings to just over $12 million. that's a pga record. spieth also received a $10 million bonus so if you're counting out there, you're a math whiz like myself, that's $22 million. by the way, can you guess how old he is? just 22. >> and is he single then? >> actually, i don't think that he is. >> oh. that's too bad. >> we'll investigate. >> a lot of people want to jump on all that money. all right, quite a sporting
event has wrapped up on a lake near sacramento, california. it was the disabled world water skiing championships. >> amazing. athletes from 13 countries taking part. they competed in five different classes determined by their level of functionality. >> sure seems like all of them knew exactly what they were doing on the water. the event is held every two years. this was the 12th time it's taken place, by the way. great going by all of those folks right there. >> incredible. coming up, some lasting memories of the pope's visit to america. >> also ahead, we've seen some pretty big football players. but you're about to meet a high school athlete who could be the tallest player in the country. >> and stories of survival after two sisters are awakened by an intruder with a knife. the injuries, the fight and how help arrived. just in time. but first, our forecast map. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather. brought to you by credit cards.com. what do you got to offer us today? ♪balance transfer that's my game♪
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police in fresno, california, arrested a man for allegedly pointing a laser at a police helicopter over the weekend. a camera in the helicopter recorded the laser strike you see there. pilot says the suspect did this multiple times. and forced the crew to shield their eyes. police say the suspect admitted that he aimed the laser at that aircraft. and now to utah here this morning where a home invasion turned deadly as two sisters were terrorized forced to fight for their lives. >> at first it looked like a losing battle against a knife-wielding intruder until help arrived just in the nick of time. here's an adetee roy. >> he's stabbing my sister. >> that call coming from a vicious attack inside this salt lake city home where authorities say a knife-wielding stranger crept through a win into their home. >> when he came in my room, i immediately got off my bed and
went towards him. that's when we started fighting >> one floor below, younger sister caly heard the commotion. >> i heard her screaming and jumped. >> i could see him strangling my sister up against the wall. >> reporter: for 15 minutes they say they and the suspect whom police identify as 48-year-old robert burger fought savagely, kicking, punching, biting clawing until berger pulled out a knife. >> he was going like this. i said kaley, he's stabbing he. he's stabbing me. i just remember seeing caly's legs walk up the stairs and i thought it was the last time. >> we were both thinking that same thing. >> that's the last time i'm going to see my sister. >> caly powerless, then making a heart wrenching decision to leave the house and ask for help. >> outside, a police officer was nearby because authorities say burger had tried to break into
another neighbor's house. the officer hearing caly's cries for help went into her home. >> he moved the knife up to right here and those boots came down one more step. and that was our angel officer. >> authorities say the officer fatally shot burger. >> one female stabbed in the stomach. one male unconscious, not breathing. >> did you believe you would have been killed? >> definitely, i had no doubt. >> i think if the officer could have taken five seconds longer and i think she would have been killed. >> reporter: a happy ending and a powerful message they will never forget. >> there were people protecting us here on earth and we also believe in a higher power for sure. >> reporter: aditi roy, salt lake city it, utah. >> definitely a terrifying ordeal. those kids. >> and some of the details in the story are unbelievably creepy. the one girl said she was working on her computer listening to music. this is all happening at midnight. it wasn't like it was really,
we've got a story for you. yeah. music is fantastic also, this guy stands seven feet tall. he weighs 440 pounds. he is 17 years old. >> okay. so he's a gridiron giant. john crown. he plays for his high school football team of course, but he could very well be on his way to making sports superstar dom. here's abc's lynn za janis. >> 17-year-old john kron's sheer size is making had ima high school football sensation. the defensive lineman for king high in riverside, california, towers over his teammates at seven feet tall. some even think he could be the tallest football player in the world. and at 440 pounds, he's a force to be reckoned with. >> i put on my hard hat, i'm going to work. >> the high school senior's popularity is soaring with sports fans online making headlines from espn to "sports
illustrated." the gridiron be adjacent says once his helmet's on, he doesn't hold back. >> if you're going to be afraid, might, as well not play this game. >> reporter: on and off the turf he's training hard. >> i'm on a diet. by the end of the sony plan on being around 400. >> reporter: trying to attract the attention of division one coaches. >> my expectation is to play college football. >> reporter: despite his size, he says he's just another member of the team. >> i don't know if our kids see him. they see him as another one of their buddies. the parents of their opponents, not too worried about either. >> definitely a little scary. >> linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> that's amazing >> i guess at seven feet, no matter what, he's going to carry some weight but 440 pounds is quite a bit of a chunk there. >> so he says he's eating 3,000 calories a day in fish and chicken. so he wants to lose a little bit more. college scouts like that idea
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for cooling relief in a snap. okay. so pope francis is arriving back in rome this morning after capping of course, his historic six-day u.s. tour. celebrating mass for hundreds of thousands of the faithful in philadelphia. >> and to say the least, it has been a whirlwind week for the pontiff. abc's david muir takes a look at the lives that he's touched. >> reporter: after winding his way through philadelphia, pope francis is, 4200 mile journey back home to the vatican. it was there just a couple of weeks back we asked the pope, are you ready for your trip to america. and without even hesitating he told us yes. and in every city we visit this had week, americans were ready for him. from the first momts that little
girl who ran through the barricade not once but twice right toward the pope. so many who lined the streets all the way from california. >> i would have gone anywhere to see the pope. >> anywhere? >> anywhere. >> the seminary student from ohio one month in moved by a pope reaching out to the people. >> there are big differences with this pope. >> he's fearless. that can be a scary thing but he doesn't let that deter him. >> reporter: in new york, the tens of thousands outside central park. >> how you guys doing? >> hey. >> even the nypd telling us the crowd was different. >> the crowds are tame. is it the pope effect? >> we think so. they're behaving because it's pope francis. >> that's right. >> reporter: and here in philadelphia, the couple who flew all the way from hawaii. >> he's such a humble man. and it was here in philadelphia a 14-year-old boy named bobby hill moved us all. after a change of plans, bobby was asked, cosing a cappella. something he had never done before and he had just five minutes to prepare. just listen. ♪
>> reporter: and when he finished, bobby who wants to be an opera singer one day walked up to the pope and gave him a rock from his choir trip to antarctica. you could see the pope saying for me? the pope then calls him back and hands him a little red box, a rosary in return. they shake hands and then a standing ovation for bobby. >> we say bravo to bobby. he sounded great. my favorite scene, there was a baby pope in philadelphia. and the pope saw it while he was driving through. he kissed the baby and just laughed. it cracked him up. it was just such a tender moment. >> remember to follow us on facebook and anat wnnfans.com.
this morning on "world news now," the pope's lasting message for americans. >> his request to everyone after leaving philadelphia last night. his trip overnight back to the vatican and the impressions he left behind after an unforgettable tour. happening today, oo the president's address to the u.n. and his face to face meeting with russia's president. the two leaders have not spoken in a year. so what can we expect? >> caught on camera, a brave first responder risking so much to save a driver deep in trouble. the watery rescue by a heroic officer. and the celestial event that had sky watchers keeping an eye on the moon for hours overnight. the moon turned colors, even kind of disappeared. it's something you won't see again until 2033. it is monday, september 28th.
from abc news, this is "world news now." there were plenty of beautiful photographs of that demon moon as it looked like at some point. >> don't ruin it. >> we say good morning to you. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm kayna whitworth in for reena ninan. i'm happy to be here though. >> you have that 3-0 glow on you right now. >> i was going to say are we going to talk about football? >> she's a big broncos fan. of course, they squeaks one out again. they were lucky. >> i don't think we need to call it a squeak or luck either for the record. >> okay. it was a win that we'll get to those of course, a little bit later. but yeah, they won. >> yes. so we do start this morning with the pope leaving america following a historic visit that touched millions of people. >> yeah, pope francis wrapped up his three-city american tour in philadelphia last night saying he was leaving with a full heart full of gratitude and hope. abc's marci gonzales is in philadelphia with the memories. we say good morning to you,
marci. >> reporter: hey, guys. good morning. the crowds weren't quite as big as expected. but it was still a huge showing for the pope's last event before he headed back to the vatican. one final blessing and a wave from the window of shepherd one. pope francis ending his three-city tour of the u.s. with his characteristic warmth. >> god bless america. >> reporter: the pontiff's final day here spent among hundreds of thousands of he can static people. who packed this parkway in philadelphia to celebrate mass. >> in the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit. >> reporter: families waited in security lines for hours. just to catch a glimpse. >> i love pope francis. >> reporter: and hear the loving message pope francis so clearly shared lew his actions. his private meeting with sex abuse victims. the hugs he shared with
prisoners. and his final heartfelt and now familiar plea. >> pray for me. don't forget. >> reporter: you know, that is something that we heard from him really within the first moments of his papacy. and then everyone that he met along the way says that he also repeated to him and so many people saying they're just so touched that's another sign of this pope's humility. >> marci, that was one of the things that john boehner said that the pope said to him personally and really teared him up. i know a lot of people traveled from all across the u.s. we were talking about one family that traveled a lot farther. >> much, much farther. there were actually a lot of family who's traveled from other parts of the world but there was one family who drove here 13,000 miles from are the pope's home country of course, argentina. yeah, they did a family road trip with their four kids. they said they went through 13
countries. it took them six months. they made stops along the way. they did it just to see the pope and to spend some time with the family which, of course is one of the themes of the pope's visit while he was here. and they had the chance to meet him yesterday. the pope told them he had actually been following their journey. he told them that they're crazy for doing that long of a drive but had this family says he just seemed like an old friend, hugging the kids, cracking jokes. they said the trip was totally worth it. >> all right, marci, thank you so much. anesthesia abc's marci gonzales report this morning from philadelphia. right here in new york, president obama speaks later today at the united nations generally assembly ahead of that address, he told the u.n. summit that the u.s. is committed to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the world. the president called it moral outrage that many children are just one mosquito bite away from death. >> and also on the president's agenda today, a meeting with russian president vladimir putin. the two leaders have not spoken
face to face in nearly a year. we get a preview now from abc's martha raddatz. >> on the agenda at the putin/obama meeting, russia's build up of troops in ukraine and aircraft in syria where putin is helping to prop up one of america's most hated dictators, bashar al assad. putin speaking through a translator with 60 minutes. >> there's no other solution to the crisis than strengthening the effective government structures and rendering them help in fighting terrorism. >> reporter: putin looking to get back on the global stage even calling gay rights activist elton john krahn to smooth things over after a prank call on russian television, putin telling the singer he's ready to meet with him. but putin's biggest impact is in syria where the russian military now has dozens of aircraft on the ground, a troubling development for the u.s. >> as long as assad is in power,
syria will remain a magnet for terrorism. >> reporter: president obama's own strategy in syria is coming under fire this week by one of the administration's former top military commanders, general david petraeus. the former cia chief suggesting creating safe havens in syria protected by american and coalition air power where moderate forces could be trained and refugees could find shelter. obama already criticized in congress after the administration revealed a $500 million training program to fight isis in syria has yielded only a few fighters. >> we're talking four or five. >> meanwhile, a landmark visit to the u.s. from chinese president xi jinping, cybersecurity was the headline in talks with president obama who took a tough stance on china's history of electronic espionage. both leaders vowed to cooperate more on security and climate
issues but a lack of trust remains. >> the question now is, are words followed by actions. >> reporter: martha raddatz, abc news, washington. and also in that "60 minutes" interview, putin sharply criticized u.s. military support for syrian rebels describing it as not only illegal but also counterproductive. and russia also announced it reaped an agreement with syria, iraq and iran to share intelligence about sifs. which came as a surprise to the u.s. we expect to learn more later today about donald trump's plan for tax reform. trump told cbs some low incomeerners will be spared from paying taxes and there would be a substantial and tax reduction for the middle class. trump departed sharply from fellow republicans by saying he would raise taxes on the wealthiest americans. >> a frightening moment on the campaign trail for republican presidential candidate carly fiorina in texas. she was answering questions at a conference for women business owners in san antonio when look at this, a large curtain
backdrop fell. she and two women were with her on stage huddling together. shielding their heads but no one was injured. fiorina returned to the podium and picked up where she left off. no trouble last night at kanye west's performance at a music festival outside phoenix. but the night before the festival turned to chaos. fans rushing the stage during a reggae act. people knocked down in the sudden crush. ambulances arriving at least nine people were injured. temperatures were above 100 and alcohol, we're told, played a part. for kanye's performance, water stations and misters were brought in. new developments in the emissions scandal at volkswagen. there's evidence the company went forward with software that enabled cheating on emissions tests despite warnings. one report says a parts supplier told volkswagen eight years ago not to use the software. another report claims a vw technician raised concerns about illegal practices in 2011.
>> there's a big announcement about mars coming later this morning from nasa. we don't know the exactly what that announcement will be. but there's plenty of speculation, the space agency will say there is flowing water on the surface of mars right now. if that's confirmed, it would be a big deal because scientists have largely been looking at how mars may have been hospitable to life in the past as opposed to present. so there might be life on martinez right now. >> this is absolutely fascinating. while kendis is getting ready to open up the abc bureau on mars, a lot of us -- a lot of us here on earth got to see something pretty cool. >> yeah, it was pretty cool. it's called a super blood moon. >> or what do you call it? >> the demon moon. for an hour and a half, it looked like a demon moon. that's a super moon in combination with a lunar eclipse. the earth, sun and moon were all in a line last night which puts the moon in the earth's shadow.
look at that. we know what you're asking. what's with the color? >> the moon is in the shadow of the earth, some of that sun light still gets through. it's the red light that's best at doing that. that's why the moon turns a red color. >> if you missed it tonight, if you want to see it again, it will be awhile. the next super blood moon isn't till 2033. but it was definitely a beautiful i think for many people across the world. >> yeah, some people had a better view than others. they were streaming the whole thing online. hopefully you got to see a good picture. coming up "in the mix" saving money on wedding expenses. meet a bride who took her own pictures. >> also ahead, the guy who's burning up instagram and just about every other kind of social media and nick watt is getting up close and personal. >> but first, the heroic officer making a splash, putting his life on the line to save another. the watery rescue caught on camera. and remember, you can find us on facebook wnnfans.com and
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more than 150 feet wide. and ten feet deep, as well. wow. >> fortunately people got out of that. >> what happens in the middle of the night. you just have to pack up and run? >> yeah, amazing there. also in utah, a survival tale that played out north of salt lake city and it was all caught on a state trooper's body camera. >> this guy is trapped and he's trapped inside a vehicle slowly being sucked under the water. abc's phillip mena has that story. >> a dramatic water rescue caught on police body cam. >> my vehicle has gone into the irrigation ditch. he is trapped in the vehicle. it is taking on water. >> reporter: watch as utah patrol trooper joshua carr makes his way down the ladder into the canal. that car nearly submerged. the driver desperately holding on, his legs pinned underneath the dash board. >> my right foot is stuck. >> six more inches he would have
succumbed to asphyxiation. he would have drowned. >> reporter: carr holding onto the man's upper body giving him the strength to wriggle out. in just minutes, carr is able to help dislodge the man as another pulls him onto the hood. >> get your leg out? slow. slow. >> injured and bleeding, the first responders secure the man on to a back board. >> hold your neck, okay, sir? ready? one, two, three, go. >> reporter: the team of rescuers straining to get him up the rugged banks to safety. >> it's like a wall of mud. it's really difficult. >> reporter: the man was airlifted to the hospital in stable condition. authorities still investigating how his car ended up in the canal. phillip mena, abc news, new york. just amazing images there. and amazing survival story. we have another one coming up for you in our next half hour. what's being called a miracle at sea. take a look at this baby, born more than three months early and
more than 100 miles away from shore. how this little guy beat the odds. >> incredible. but first how this guy is hoping to beat his own odds. he's a monster hit on instagram. that's not quite enough for this certified hunk. he's got his eye on a bigger prize. that's next on "world news now." "world news now"
he's not quite a household name. actually a lot of us here had to use that old google machine. >> that old thing. >> to find out who he is. >> we're talking about brock o'hern. apparently he's a monster hit on instagram now hoping to leverage his social media following and leaping from your phone to the big screen. >> oh, my. >> we're up "up all nightline""
with abc's nick watt. >> reporter: this man bun twist and smolder launched the online phenom that is brock o'hern. >> i kind of just ran with it. i didn't put any thought into it. >> reporter: instagram his main milieu, 1.2 million followers and a ga gil zillion comments like are you geez us? sexy hands. please. your hands are just like anyone else's. >> they're kind of big. they're big hands. >> reporter: and the hair is otherworldly. what sort of product do you use? >> a few different things. moroccan oil on the drive over. >> do you have a girlfriend? >> i don't. >> why not? >> i haven't found someone that's right for me. when i find the right person, i'll know it. that's all that i know. >> reporter: he's sampson, thor, conan. conan the barbarian.
he's the fabio. and online as in life, brock just nails those bland. >> i'm even exactly where i need to be where i am right now, where i'm going to be later today. >> reporter: but this 6'7", 235 pound her suit hunk of burning love embodies a modern condition. he's been touched by social media celebrity but what does he do now? cursory research of his instagram reveals what his fans are after. shots with other girls? a paltry 44,000 likes. showering 77,000 likes, with a cute kid 72,000, abdominal transversals out, the most of all. >> i kind of admire that self-confidence. >> thank you. it's definitely something as far as the confidence and belief in myself, it's something i have developed over the years. it's something i's is going to be necessary for me to create the future and the dream that i
have my vision. >> reporter: today's world to make it, you need unabashed selfie taking and self-confidence. yeah, sponsored sial posts can rake in $30,000 a pop, but how does this personal trader by trade parlay all this into plenty of pennies. >> tv is huge right now. tv shows. and movies, as well. >> reporter: but new media stars still flock to old media to make big money. today it's brock's first tv acting audition. >> wish me luck. >> can you act? >> i mean -- >> he'll be fine. acting's mainly about confidence. >> what is the goal? academy award recognition. >> yeah, i would absolutely love that. >> feeling like a chubby self-loathing balding half man, i'm nick watt for "nightline" in santa monica. >> i love it. >> come on, nick. give yourself more credit than
and fights mucus. let's end this. okay. so the whole welcome to the mix," the whole craze about selfies really gotten out of hand. >> it's gotten dangerous. >> it's gotten absolutely dangerous. there's a researcher who did this whole study about selfies and found that more people died taking selfies than from shark attacks. 12 people died taking a selfie. you can kind of understand this is me on the 405. mind you, we were parked. >> that's about the only way you are ever on the 405 by the way. >> parked and what else to do but take a -- this is you living dangerously at barry's boot camp. >> going to be on gma this morning, by the way. yeah, i don't know. >> in russia, they started an ad campaign to teach people to be cautious when taking a selfie like that's just living day,ly there for kim and kanye.
>> she has a whole book. going to be a best seller. >> oh, no. so there's the sharks. don't take a selfie with a shark. that's giving yourself really bad odds. people like me, you take pictures with your dog. my dog tater is all over my instagram account. too indianapolis for dog owners, it's hard to get your dog to pay attention to the camera. they're looking all over the place. these people have basically a tennis ball. and it squeaks to trigger the dog's attention. they're being sold right now for $7. they're not sold in stores. got to get it online. attaches right to the top of your phone. and then it squeaks and absolutely, your dog looks up right at that second. then you snap the photo. >> okay. the dog owners in the city. absolutely. >> all right. speaking of photography, a theme going on here. this couple in as tonyia in eastern europe were about to get married and the braid said you know what?
i'm not going to spend as much people as other people do on a photographer. it's pricey. >> it is. photography is pricey. sometimes you have to wait to get your photos. >> she decided she would be her own wedding photographer, not just a bride. this is her wedding day from her perspective. she snapped all of the pictures from her perspective. they came out pretty good. that's the graham waiting for her. plenty of other shots of the wedding party. the bouquet. >> that's a really good one. >> but she was missing in most of the photos. >> we quickly have to show you baseball players in their underwear. the new york mets colleged their division and before the rookies were allowed to board the plane, they had to wear -- this is them clinching the division. >> it's been a year since they clinched the division. they're not used to celebrating >> there you go. >> the panty picture. >> the underer roos. not panties. >> by the way, they had to wait for the pope to clear out of philly before they could even go.
this morning on "world news now," papal blessings to prisoner t to families, to people on the side of e road, unforgettable memories of the pope's graceful moments in america as he flew back to the vatican overnight. your voice, your vote. campaign dynamics as donald trump talks taxes. carly fiorina gets a scare on stage, and who's edging ahead in the polls. >> new this half hour, grab a cap or a bottle because it is national drink beer day. >> oh, my, good morning to you. we have a new kind of sweeter brew for you. a beer syrup. the unusual and what we're being told fantastic product and what marketers are saying about it. >> and later in the "skinny," an admission from an actor from the classic comedy "who's the boss?" that's anything but funny. what he told oprah that brought him to tears. it is monday, september 28th.
from abc news, this is "world news now." >> day one around here. good morning, everybody. i'm kayna whitworth in for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. we do thank you for joining us on day one on monday. what a fun weekend it was all throughout the east coast, of course, because you had the pope with hundreds of thousands of people seeing him and enjoying this pope. >> absolutely. it's been a fantastic time i know. that's our top story here today. pope francis arriving back in the vatican. you mentioned he had just entered european air space. >> he did. he did. >> it's been a whirlwind tour of three major american cities. people of all faiths moved by his message. >> the pope's final wave at the philadelphia airport came on a day he apologized to the church sex abuse victims, delivered a warning to the american bishops, and embraced jail inmates. abc's terry moran leading us off. >> reporter: he made his way through the streets of philadelphia. the crowds thrilled but smaller
than expected. smothering security shut this city down. but this was the main event for francis. the families so close to his heart. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: "love is shown by little things, he told them, like a hug or a warm supper." before arriving at mass, pope francis met private lit with sex abuse victims say he was overwhelmed by shame and promising justice. >> he's holding everyone accountable. and he said in no uncertain terms, this is what i commit to do. >> reporter: earlier, he helicoptered just ten miles north, but into another world. on a mission of mercy. inside philadelphia's largest prison, his simple white cassock a stark contrast in those drab surroundings, francis spoke to about 100 inmates. they listened, some casually, others intently. one in tears to this visitor from so far away. "this time in your life can only have one purpose, to give you a hand getting back on the right road," he said. all of us are part of that effort.
francis shook hands with everyone and receive aid bear hug from one man, blessing him in return. since the moment francis landed in philadelphia, the band playing theme from "rocky," extraordinary scenes at the airport. waving out the open window, he sees someone. he stops the car, walking over to 10-year-old michael keating. a boy living with disabilities. a kiss, a papal blessing, his mother overcome. at independence hall, before a crowd filled with immigrants, this son of immigrants declared his solidarity with them all. and then a prayer vigil last where aretha franklin sang and francis offered a little advice on family life. [ speaking foreign language ] >> sometimes plates can fly. [ speaking foreign language ] >> and children bring headaches. [ speaking foreign language ] >> i won't speak about mother-in-laws. >> reporter: that's classic pope francis.
a pope who is full of surprises and who clearly wants to shake things up in his church, in the united states, and around the world. terry moran, abc news, philadelphia. >> clearly it's been a busy ten days for the pope arriving home this morning after touching lives of millions of people here in the u.s. of course, there was his first stop also in cuba. >> that's right. what memories he's left behind. our coverage continues live in philadelphia with abc's marci gonzalez who saw plenty of good will including some that was directed at the police. marci? >> reporter: yeah, it was a really touching moment that we saw earlier this evening. it was after the pope left and the crowds were starting to clear out. i was standing here doing a live shot and just before it, we started hearing people cheering and clapping and so we looked down, and this is the video i took from my iphone. you see these lines of police officers and the crowds clapping, and they're yelling thank you. just so much gratitude that this did turn out to be such a safe,
successful event and that was just the first time we saw that. we saw it one more time after that, almost the same scene replayed. already just a touching and somewhat surprising moment here just showing all of the positive energy and the gratitude here in philadelphia. >> and also, marci, we've heard a lot about how this pope can reach out to people from all walks of life. now there's this what, pop rock album coming out? tell us about that. >> reporter: this one's a little hard to believe. i'll admit. but there is a music distributor, a company that says they're working with the vatican to put out a pope francis album. it really sounds like a joke, but this is a thing. it's going to be some of his speeches set to music. it's in a few different languages. i actually listened to one of the tracks earlier today. it's kind of different. coming out on black friday. all the proceeds will go to help refugees. back to you. >> very nice. i think it's called "wake up." marci, thank you so much.
>> on black friday, not good friday. but we'll still buy it. and major security still in place here in new york city as the u.n. assembly gets under way. president obama speaks at the u.n. later on this morning. ahead of that address, he told a u.n. summit that the u.s. is committed to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the world. that plan would require trillions of dollars in support to accomplish. >> well, also, in new york today, donald trump reveals new details about his plan for tax reform in a "60 minutes" interview last night. trump said that the middle class would see a significant reduction in taxes and the very rich would pay more and the republican race is tightening up. here is abc's tom llamas. >> i'm leading every poll nationwide. i'm leading -- right, and i'm leading every state. >> reporter: for months, that was true but that new national poll shows the outspoken billionaire neck and neck with the low key neurosurgeon,
another political out sider. >> i think it says a lot for the american people. it means that they're not necessarily listening to the pundits but they're starting to think for themselves. >> reporter: battling it out for third place, marco rubio and carly fiorina. fiorina walking away from this scary moment on the campaign trail. the curtain behind her collapsing as she was speaking. no one was hurt. fiorina joking who was the culprit. trump, hillary. it could have been lots of people. >> trump is not the only front-runner slipping. hillary clinton now leads senator bernie sanders by seven points nationwide, a huge drop from july. now clinton acknowledging the controversy over her e-mails has taken a toll. >> it is like a drip, drip, drip. that's why i said, there's only so much that i can control. but what i have tried to do in explaining this is to provide more transparency and more information than anybody that i'm aware of that's ever served in the government. >> reporter: both front runners facing headwinds.
donald trump introducing his tax plain saying it will benefit the middle class and also be friendly to the corporations that keep jobs in america. tom llamas, abc news, new york. outgoing house speaker john boehner promises there be no government shutdown this week. boehner predicts that the house and senate will agree on a bill to fund the government at least temporarily. boehner is giving up his speaker's post as well as his tober. eat at the end of so maybe the strangest thing that happened during yesterday's nfl games happened right before the steeler and rams got started in st. louis. this is pregame introductions. watch the lower right of your screen. you see kind of right there? that's a section of the artificial turf that caught fire because sparks from the pyrotechnic display. the game was delayed for nearly a half an hour. pittsburgh won, 12-6. also the sunday night game as peyton manning and the denver broncos visiting detroit. manning finds dareus thomas. gorgeous. 45-yard touchdown.
manning's second touchdown pass of the night would be 11 yards to owen daniels. that puts the game away. i'm so glad to see od get involved in the offense. they go 3-0, 24-12 win. detroit winless on year and i think they play seattle next. >> they still have a good chance. and the broncos, they had two ugly wins the first time. >> you know, their defense is keeping them in it. they put peyton in the shotgun for most of the time letting him run the offense instead of kubiak. i don't know. >> she's not biased or anything about the broncos. so today's a day that everyone is invited to knock back a few cold ones. >> i love this idea. >> if you're old enough, of course. >> yes, it is national drink a beer day. oh, my gosh. we have some of age fans that are very excited about this. some people are marking this occasion with an ice cold brew and there's an entrepreneur in louisville, kentucky, hoping to cash in on a bit of a sweeter concoction. it is called beer syrup.
does this mean you can have beer for breakfast? >> why can't you? of course. >> as usual. >> a.m. ale. mainly intended to be mixed with cocktails. >> inventor russ meredith says beer syrup can also be used on your pancakes or waffles and you don't have to worry about getting tipsy at breakfast. it's only 1% alcohol. >> if there was ever an excuse to have pancakes for breakfast, i feel beer syrup is it. >> only if it had more alcohol. >> coming up in "the skinny," anger directed at george and amal clooney and taylor swift's unforgettable duet. >> also ahead, revealing mysteries on mars. what is expected from nasa's highly anticipated announcement today. >> and the baby born early, surprising mom and dad aboard a cruise ship. the tiny baby considered a major miracle at sea. first, take a look at our weather board because it is warming up in atlanta. >> "world news now" weather,
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♪a one, a two, a three percent cash back♪ we have new details after that devastating collision between a duck boat and a tour bus on a seattle bridge. the accident now claiming a fifth victim, another foreign student. this comes as the ntsb reveals the duck boat did not have the an axel repair that was recommended two years ago. the duck boats are suspended from service until all vehicles pass inspections. >> now to what's being called a miracle at sea. a baby born more than three months early on a cruise ship that was more than 100 miles out at sea. >> so the ship's doctor prepared the parents for the worst.
but that tiny baby boy beat almost insurmountable odds. abc's mary bruce has that story. >> reporter: the tiny baby who beat big odds. hayden morgan, born at 23 weeks, and 14 hours from land. >> i knew this was the true labor pains. i was going to have this baby. >> reporter: two days out at sea on a cruise with her husband and 3-year-old daughter did, mother emily morgan suddenly goes into labor. the baby weighing 1 1/2 pounds. his little hands the size of quarters. doctors brace the morgans, his telling them their son was unlikely to survive. >> i was basically trying to stay strong, and focus on emily. >> reporter: but emily is determined. her maternal instinct kicks in. she insists on seeing her baby. >> all i wanted was just to see him. i didn't care if he was alive or if he was dead. >> reporter: meeting him for the first time, she sees his pink skin, hears him breathing and knows he's a survivor. as the captain races to shore,
the morgans and the medical staff race to keep the baby alive. wrapping him in towels and heated saline packets creating a makeshift incubator. >> i'm going to do everything possible. i don't want to live with any regrets. >> reporter: they reach land with no time to spare. >> he was a miracle to push through that, and he is a fighter. >> reporter: hayden remains hospitalized. but the family hopeful he will be released by late december, his original due date. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> that's amazing. a baby born that early, even in the hospital, not on a ship 100 miles from shore has about they say like a 30% chance of survival. >> absolute miracle. while mom went into labor the doctor on board told her to hold her legs together for 14 hours. she said that's not going to happen. the baby came out 30 minutes later. miracle there. >> that mom knew. she knew the baby was coming. >> next, the confession a popular child star made to oprah winfrey. >> also, why george and amal clooney are not making friends
jonathan bauer starring alongside tony danza, judith light on "who's the boss?" admitted in a very emotional interview there weekend to oprah winfrey that he has been hiv positive for 12 years. >> pintauro outed as gay in '97 admitted to oprah that he used crystal meth. >> i had just come out of a two-year relationship and i discovered in that relationship that there was more i wanted to explore sexually. crystal meth takes away your inhibitions. you have no limits. if you want to explore that adventurous side, taking the drug is going to put you there. and the reasons you start -- >> after living with his secrets for 12 years, pintauro told oprah he's ready to speak about his hiv status, urging other men in the gay community to take better care of themselves. and next, what do you get when a '60s pop icon drops in on a taylor swift concert? >> how about a serious case of satisfaction.
check it out. ♪ i can't get no satisfaction ♪ i can't get no satisfaction because i try and i try ♪ ♪ oh i try and i try, try, try ♪ i can't get no, i can't get no ♪ >> are we satisfied with how long that clip was? >> both of us had to look away at one point. awkward. mick jagger joining swift on stage in nashville saturday night for a surprise rendition of the classic rolling stones single which incidentally was released 24 years before she was born. >> next to quite a bit of dissatisfaction across the pond. >> george clooney and his wife amal are not making a whole lot off friends among their neighbors at their country house outside of london. the couple is in the midst of a lavish renovation of their 17th
century $15 million nine bedroom home in a quiet little village in berkshire. >> well, or at least according to neighbors, it used to be a quiet neighborhood. they are reportedly complaining of a never ending parade of dozens of construction vehicles and noise. >> the renovation by the way includes a 60-foot swimming pool, a ring of security cameras on tall poles that neighbors say will be an eyesore. and finally speaking of big bucks, some classic hollywood memorabilia headed to the auction block. >> the customized 1949 triumph motorcycle that cemented fonzie as the king of cool on the abc sit-com "happy days" expected to fetch about $150,000 at an auction next month in california, along with one of his leather jackets for a cool $45,000. >> i'm so sad to share with you a little known fact about "the fonz." and his motorcycle. he actually couldn't ride it for real. >> what? >> he admitted this, that he never was able to handle a motorcycle and was reportedly pushed on the stage by
cool or creepy? you're looking. >> i think it's cool >> it is cool. you're looking at a once in a generation sight. for the first time in 30 years, a super moon at its closest point to the earth combined with a lunar eclipse turning it super blood red as you can see. or if you missed it by the way, it won't happen again until 2033. but fortunately, there's another regular super moon scheduled for next month, october 27th. this year's harvest moon. >> the harvest moon, i like that. i think that's gorgeous.
there is some more extra terrestrial excitement being fueled today. this is by nasa. >> they tweeted a tease saying a mystery about mars has been solved and they're set to explain it all later today. here's abc's sarah hanes. >> reporter: the red planet has space fans red hot. >> i suspect it's going to be something that will increase our interest in going to mars. >> reporter: nasa tweeting saturday mars mystery solved. monday morning, scientists say they will reveal an out of this world discovery. >> i claim this planet in the name of mars. >> galaxy gazers are hopeful blowing up social media with alien speculation. this better be aliens, nasa. so it's martians, right? water on mars, of course. h2o possibly. but what could that mean? >> if there is some sort of life form, microbial life that might abdiscovered and it's also the possibility that you could support human life there. >> reporter: since 2006,
scientists have been taking a closer look at water on mars and just earlier this year, there were talks that the mars rover spotted an ancient lake bed. and with the soon to be released matt damon flick "the martian," mars is back on our radar. >> in your face, neil armstrong. >> reporter: but however the stars align, this latest discovery will surely be astronomical. sara haines, abc news, new york. slug okay, so some of the early speculation is that there are seasonal dark streaks which would mean that water appears at certain times of the year. >> so they're looking back was water there before, is it there now, is it saltwater? are we going there? i knew we were going to end up on the mars bureau. >> i look pretty buff as an astronaut. >> your suit comes with muscles that are built in for you. >> this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades. informing insomniacs for two deca
making news in america this morning -- heading home. pope francis arriving in rome this morning after his historic trip to america. the final moments before departing. and the wave from his plane. we're live with the details. stage scare. carly fee reen ya, at campaign event, when the curtain, look at that, comes crashing down. giant sink hole swallowing up cars. a beach-side abyss unstable this morning. and out of this world. nasa making a major announcement about mars today. what did they find on the red plant? and good monday